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Taught MA Degrees old

MA in English Literature

The MA in English Literature offers a varied and flexible approach to graduate study within one of the leading English departments in the world. You'll take one core critical theory module, along with three option modules, and you'll write a dissertation on a special topic of your choice.

Questions about the admissions process should go to Dr David Taylor

MA in World Literature

The MA in World Literature at Warwick draws on our department's renowed expertise in theoretically-driven world-literary and postcolonial studies to offer a year long course that is unique in the UK.

Questions about the admissions process should go to Professor Paulo de Medeiros

MA in Writing

The MA in Writing is for students who are already experienced, as well as ambitious, practising writers, whether published or not. We aim to help you develop skills you can use professionally. We don’t believe that creativity can be taught, or that it is only fulfilled in the ‘marketplace’, but we do aim to help develop technical writing skills which you’ll find useful as a full-time writer or in related professions such as publishing, the media and teaching.

Questions about the admissions process should go to Professor Sarah Moss

MA in Literary Translation Studies

This MA has both an intellectual and a vocational focus: it combines a strong grounding in translation theory with an emphasis on the practice of literary translation. The opportunity to benefit from the experience of the many practising literary translators in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies is one of the degree’s unique offerings.

Questions about the admissions process should go to Dr Chantal Wright

***Funding Opportunities: Please note the deadline for these has now passed***

Details of the Taught Master's Scholarship Scheme for Home/EU students (100 awards x £5,000 per student) can be found here .

There are also four departmental bursaries available, worth £4,000 per student. These are open to all Home/EU and Overseas applicants, and will be awarded based on academic merit. To be eligible, you must have an offer of a place on one of our MA programmes by 21st April 2017 at the latest, and mention that you are applying in the 'Finance and Funding' section of the application form. Applicants are advised to apply well ahead of this date as it takes time for offers to be officially processed.

In addition, the Performance and Pedagogy Project offers funding for MA students with a proven interest in practical theatre and education.

Graduate Diploma (not running in 2017-18)

Questions about the admissions process should go to Dr David Taylor.

We offer a Diploma designed for students who wish to read for a higher degree in English Literature, but who need further preparation before embarking upon the MA course. The Diploma acts as a ‘conversion’ course for the MA – provided that the student achieves the appropriate grade. The Diploma is a one-year course (two years part-time).


International students

English language requirements: we require an IELTS score of at least 7.5

More information for international students